This April, state and national corn staff came together in Omaha, Nebraska for a biannual meeting addressing water quality topics.
Focus during these discussions included WOTUS, Farm Bill Title II priorities and Climate-Smart Commodity Grants.
"It is so meaningful for the work I do to come together with other states and share our successes, challenges and new ideas regarding these important topics," said Rachael Whitehair, director of innovation and stewardship for the Nebraska Corn Board.
The group also toured Midwest Laboratories and Valmont Industries, where they gained a deeper understanding of precisely how they run relevant testing for farmers and how irrigation pivots are made, respectively.
Importantly, the meeting provides a forum to share lessons learned from state policy efforts and innovative agricultural nutrients and water quality efforts. States attending included: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. NCGA staff including Rachel Orf, Colleen Willard and Cathryn Wojcicki were also in attendance.